Volunteers are Awesome

Volunteer at a GO Pantry Event!

We couldn’t do it without you! We need awesome volunteers to help at community events and at the warehouse. Warehouse duties might include date checking and sorting donations, packing GO Boxes and GO Bags, loading and stacking boxes on pallets, taking plastic off canned goods, etc. Most of our shifts are on weekdays, but we also offer some weekend and evening shifts.

We use SignUp.com to get the word out about volunteer events. The sign-ups give all the specifics including date, shift times, shift descriptions, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below. Thank you.

Watch our video on how to pack a GO Bag. Ever wonder how we pack our weekend GO Bags to ensure that the food gets safely to the schools? Thanks to our incredible volunteers from St. Henry District High School for demonstrating on how to properly pack a weekend GO Bag. 

 

Volunteer to Host a Food Drive

 

It’s easier than you might think!

One of the best ways you can support GO Pantry is by hosting your own food drive. Get creative… work with your kids, co-workers, fellow church members, neighbors, sports teams, retail stores, gym, etc.

Watch this video to see just how easy it can be to host a neighborhood food drive.

Not only will you collect much needed items, you will also help spread the word about GO Pantry the kids we are working so hard to help.

Volunteer Spotlight

Kyle Johnson

We love our volunteers! We are so thankful for their selfless service. They are truly the heart of GO Pantry.

Kyle Johnson is an employee of St. Elizabeth who first heard about us through St. Elizabeth’s annual food drive for GO Pantry. Kyle first volunteered in the GO Pantry warehouse in 2019 and has been faithfully returning year after year. When St. Elizabeth employees have the opportunity to sign up to help in the warehouse, Kyle steps up and not only helps during one of those shifts, but chooses to stay ALL DAY and help wherever he is needed.

Kyle says his favorite part about volunteering at GO Pantry is seeing so many people take time from their day to help local kids in need, while having a good time and getting to know someone new. He says that through volunteering at GO Pantry, “I got much more insight into the problem of kids who go home without a consistent meal. The first volunteer experience, and each since, have really shown me how much the small team running GO Pantry is working hard to help those kids. There is a massive amount of coordination and work they do in such a positive and uplifting way for so many kids. It's what brings me back to help their mission!”

In Kyle’s free time he enjoys yard work, gardening, and canning what is grown with his wife. Kyle, we are blessed to have you as a friend and GO Pantry supporter! Thank you for your kind and giving heart!

I Am Interested in Volunteering at GO Pantry!

GO Pantry uses Signup.com links via email to keep you informed of latest volunteer opportunities. Sign up by providing your Name and Email Address in the form below and select “GO Pantry Volunteer List” and we will add you to our volunteer list! Have other questions? Call (859) 878-2183 or fill out the form below. We look forward to serving with you!

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Kids’ Age Requirement

​Because we work in a busy warehouse with lots of moving equipment, we ask kids to be 12+ to work at a warehouse event, and we request kids 12-14 bring an adult with them to work directly with them.

We have lots of groups of young kids that find other creative ways to help too. Other groups of students have worked together to do food drives within their schools, neighborhoods, sports teams, church groups, etc.

We can share with you more details if this is something you might like to try with your kids

Waiver​​ for Minors

All volunteers need to complete a waiver before working at GO Pantry warehouse events.

If you are a minor, please have your guardian complete the waiver prior to event and bring it with you to your volunteer shift. Thanks!